I am running a Windows 7 KVM on CentOS 7. The Windows 7 guest resolutions are all 4:3 or 16:10

My monitor is 1920x1080, but KVM/Spice/Whatever is only offering me 1920x1200.

I don't know what part of the puzzle is causing this. I downloaded some drivers from here, http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/WindowsGuestDrivers but none of them seemed to be video drivers and when I try to update the adapter or display drivers Windows tells me I already have the best driver.

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have a look here:
There is a link to the windows QXL driver, as well as guest tools installer. However, I would recommend enabling RDP on the client and connecting with rdesktop, the performance will be much better.

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    – 71GA
    Jun 12, 2019 at 18:54

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